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Old 02-05-2009, 20:59   #1
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Interesting Article about Boat Market

Apparently new boat sales in Washington are down 56% over last year. That is for the first 3 months of the year

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Old 02-05-2009, 22:00   #2
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Harris blamed sluggish sales for the closure of several Washington boat dealers over the past six months,

And is there a problem with that?
A lean industry, a broker who isn't rolling in cash, a builder who has to produce the goods or fail.... They may well be the ones needed to survive

Also I wonder how good the figures are. Its been winter for the last 5 months of 2009.... how many boats would normally get sold in winter?
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Old 02-05-2009, 22:35   #3
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I believe most what they are describing are powerboat markets. Last summer with the cost of fuel so high there were very few power boaters that even went out of our Marina. Three PB's were auctioned off due to their lack of payment of their slip.

It's funny they would show a sailboat in the picture when they mentioned primarily powerboat dealers below.
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